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prosenchyma

[pros-eng-kuh-muh] /prɒsˈɛŋ kə mə/
noun, Botany
1.
the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, narrow cells with pointed ends.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin < Greek pros- toward, to + énchyma infusion; modeled on parenchyma
Related forms
prosenchymatous
[pros-eng-kim-uh-tuh s] /ˌprɒs ɛŋˈkɪm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosenchyma

prosenchyma

/prɒsˈɛŋkɪmə/
noun
1.
a plant tissue consisting of long narrow cells with pointed ends: occurs in conducting tissue
Derived Forms
prosenchymatous (ˌprɒsɛnˈkaɪmətəs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek pros- towards + enkhuma infusion; compare parenchyma
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